De Bono says to think of…
· focuses directly on the available information
· neutral information
· NOT argument or making suggestions
1. What information do we have?
2. What information is missing?
3. How do we get the information we need? eg How do we find the area of the material?
· likes and dislikes
Fire and warmth
1. What do you like about the idea?
2. How do you feel about this?
3. What don’t you like about this?
· most used of all the hats
· concerned with truth and reality
· hat of critical thinking
· prevents us from making mistakes
1. Will it work?
2. Does it fit?
3. What are the dangers and the problems of sewing and measuring and calculating?
· benefits of an idea
· yellow hat is full of hope- logical hat so the reason behind the hope must be given
· seeks to find and show the benefits
Sunshine and optimism
1. What are the benefits? ie What do we hope to learn from this?
2. Why should it work?
· ‘active’ hat
· used for creative thinking
· concerned with proposals, suggestions, new ideas, new alternatives, new solutions and inventions
· emphasis is on ‘newness’
Grass, trees, vegetation and growth
Key questions should focus on:
1. Exploration of the ideas
2. Proposals and suggestions
4. New ideas
5. Provocations eg What was my design? How did I make it different to other people's ideas?
· the process control
· above the thinking’ looking down on the thinking
· thinking about thinking!
Blue Sky (above everything)
Conductor of an orchestra
What sort of thinking is needed? ie How do we solve our problems?
Where are we now?
What is the next step?
Where have we been?
Monday, 23 April 2012
Monday, 19 March 2012
Thursday, 8 March 2012
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Here is a good, but complicated, explanation of what we have been studying.
Thursday, 1 March 2012
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
- English Channel
- Bay of Biscay
- Coruna, Spain
- Canary Islands
- Cape Verde Islands
- Recife, Brazil
- Rio, Brazil
- St. Helena
- Cape Town, South Africa
- Indian Ocean
- Perth, Australia
- Great Barrier Reef
- Coral Sea
- Papua New Guinea
Remember, some of them are islands and some are the mainland. Remember what we talked about this morning regarding the distance from shore that the boat would sail.
The green names are the places they went through, the others are places where they stopped.
Michael fell off the boat before they got to their destination so the line should not continue all the way to the end of the journey. Use a dotted line for the journey after Michael fell overboard.
Monday, 20 February 2012
Thursday, 26 January 2012
They were allowed to use 100 straws, 100 lolly sticks, 100cm of tape and 100cm of string. It was a lot harder than it seemed at first.
There were lots of different designs but in the end most groups settled on something similar.
They had to put an increasing amount of weight on the bridge to see how much it could hold.
Saturday, 25 June 2011
Sunday, 12 June 2011
Choose a poem between 12 and 24 lines (longer is ok if you can manage it)
Learn it by heart
Print it or save it and give it to Mr Ward
Recite your poem next week and maybe be the best in the class
Then, once we've chosen the best in the class, we'll choose the best in the Year Group and then we'll hear the best in the school in the UP Assembly on the 29th.
Good luck! Here's a poet that Mrs Ward really likes. I wonder why...
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
It looks like things are going to get a lot busier soon as well so check out the tab at the top of the page to find out about some upcoming events. A couple of things I do want to mention are the House Picnics; the next one is South House on Tuesday, and the House Poetry Competition. I'll tell you more about this on Saturday but you could start thinking about it now.
Here's a little quiz for you; whose eyes are these? Reply to this message to tell me the answers.
Monday, 6 June 2011
We've been busy doing maths tests, which is always fun, and in art we've been sketching the eye. Drawing isn't usually something we find easy, in fact, it's pretty hard for most of us. But it is something that we can get better at if we keep doing our best and practice. So eye was glad to see that our sketches of our eyes got a lot better from the beginning of the lesson to the end. Sometimes it's annoying to have to start again or to make a mistake and 'spoil' a picture but the best things take time to arrive and nothing good ever comes easy so well done to everyone who kept going. After all, Michelangelo took four years to finish his greatest work so two lessons isn't really that bad!
Sunday, 29 May 2011
Sunday, 22 May 2011
Remember what I said about the beach shoes as well. The best ones to wear are the ones made out of soft rubber, like wetsuit material. Anything made of plastic (like Crocs) will rub your feet and make them very sore.
If you haven't used your mask and snorkel before, try and get a bit of practice in before you go to the beach.
Saturday, 14 May 2011
Saturday, 7 May 2011
Ok folks. Welcome back after a long break and a longer pause since my last message. I've finally got the blog working at school again so we'll be having a bumper crop of messages today. I'm starting off with a picture. This is the picture for the Y5 & 6 Caption Competition. Some of you finished it in school, some were going to do it at home. Remember, every entry gains your team 2HousePoints which could make all the difference at the end of the year! Good luck!
Sunday, 10 April 2011
We're going to the Book Shop tomorrow so bring some money if you want to buy a book. I don't know how much you should bring.
It's 'Give Your Book To The Y1s' tomorrow so make sure your story is completely finished. The only thing you will have time to do tomorrow is print any writing or pictures and stick them in the book.
It's the Book Parade on Wednesday. As you've been told in at least two letters by now, you can come as any mythical creature or mythical person. As a special treat for anyone who is too
Saturday, 26 March 2011
We were working on rotation of shapes today and some of us managed to get to play a little golf at the same time; maths golf that is. You have to move the ball into the hole in the smallest number of moves by rotating, reflecting or transforming the position. So far, Abdullah is in the lead with 41 points. Can anyone do better? Here's the game if you'd like to have a go.